Re: [R] How to import data as numeric array?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue 28 Jun 2005 - 18:49:16 EST

Please consult the `R Data Import/Export Manual'. You could be using scan(), as in

   matrix(scan("some_file", 0), nrow=n, byrow=TRUE)

On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, tong wang wrote:

> Did some search but couldn't find useful result.
> I am trying to read a n*m dimension data with read.table, what i need is
> a numeric array, is there any efficient way to allow me get this array
> directly instead of a list? I tried to use as.array() to change the
> mode, but seems it doesn't work and i got this error message:
> "Error in "dimnames<"(`*tmp*`, value = list(function (M) :
> invalid dimnames given for data frame "
> what's wrong with the dimension names , should i delete them? how can i do that?

I think you wanted as.matrix here, not as.array: probably the call to the latter was incorrect, but we were not shown it.

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